Taggart - L'Maskin Album Release

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Taggart - L'Maskin Album Release

KeN, Kevin

Sat, February 24, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Taggart - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Upon the release of their last album Philadelphia Weekly described Taggart as “harking back to underground rock’s golden age during the half-decade leading up to Nevermind. The guitars are sweet and crunchy like super sugar crisp, purveying tasty hooks coated in distortion and jagged edges with gruff, half-yelped vocals reminiscent of Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf)”. A Philadelphia institution for over 20 years Taggart has never taken a break from writing, performing and recording. Along the way they’ve had the opportunity to open for some of their biggest influences, including Portastatic, Tommy Stinson, and even acted as Grant Hart’s backing band on a few Husker Du songs. They will self-release their latest full length album, L’maskin, in February 2018.
KeN - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Sinners: come worship at the alter of KeN! The gods of rock are female! Influenced by waning moons, booze, the concept that music is math, and the urban shadows, KeN channels Philadelphia’s grit and spit to shape their songs in the cauldron of rock.

Formed in the early 1990s, KeN's history has included shows with such greats as the Psychedelic Furs, Mike Watt, Alice Donut, The Makers, Scrawl, Burning Brides and Ben Folds Five. KeN has been described as "sweetly bitter punk love anthems" (Jill McDowell, Philadelphia Weekly); "estro-gin power collective" (Joey Sweeney, Philadelphia Weekly); "straight-up-shoot-from-the-hip-rock-outfit" (Julie Gerstein, Philadelphia Weekly); "a strange world where everything sounds fine and its OK to fly off the handle" (Eric Wareheim, Rockpile); and "Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! With a capital A, A, A!!" (Alex Baker, artist, skate punk and Philly man-about-town).

KeN released their first full-length CD, Parade of Sinners, in July 2005. In November 2006, KeN's Parade of Sinners won "Best Punk Album of the Year" at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. KeN’s second album, Silky Smooth Destruction, was released in 2008.
Kevin - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kevin is a noisy 2-piece band from Norristown. Kevin is mostly (always) loud, usually (always) messy and they don't take themselves too seriously.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125